Rescue crews search for man in Rocky River near Midland

Water rescue crews were looking for a 23-year-old man who went into the Rocky River near Midland and disappeared, first responders reported on Friday afternoon.

According to Midland Fire and Rescue, crews deployed from different locations along the river to look for the victim. Rocky River runs south past Midland in Cabarrus County before turning east.

At about 5 p.m., Midland Fire & Rescue said the crews were called to the end of McManus Road near Riverbend Farms off Highway 24/27, which is close to the river.

The man was in a domestic situation when he went into the water, said David Bradshaw, public information officer with Midland Fire & Rescue.

They started to search the waterway and banks of the Rocky River for several miles with no results.

Additional boats, ATVs, and a drone were also deployed.

Search crews left the river and the sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.

It is unclear if the man stayed in the river or got out onto dry land.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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